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Mar 27, 2011 8:00am EDT
when she became the first woman to run for vice president on a major u.s. ticket. >> america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> she died at a massachusetts hospital where she was being treated for blood cancer. in a statement, president obama said, geraldine will forever be remembered as a trailblazer who broke down barriers for women and americans of all backgrounds and all walks of life. >> are we going to win this one? >> she was a little-known congresswoman from queens, new york one one thurmont dell chose her as his running mate. >> vice president, it has such a nice ring to it. >> but they lost the election to ronald reagan and george bush in a landslide that november. she never again held public office, losing bid for the senate in 1992 and 1998. she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1998 and underwent treatments for years. >> you have to give yourself hope. >> recently, the cancer caused severe publications. doctors say she was surrounded by family when she passed away. geraldine was 75 years old. alexis kristofferson is, wjz eyewitness news
Mar 5, 2011 6:00am EST
. >>> a turning point for america's economy. the unemployment rate is getting better. experts say it's a sign that the labor market is turning the corner. >>> and speaking of turning corners and labor -- there's a light at the end of the labor tunnel. there's a one week negotiation extension. the owners want a bigger piece of the league's revenue. they'll lock out the players if the revenue's not reached. >>> and later today, the baltimore ravens will hold their cheerleader tryouts. the ravens have the only coed squad in the nfl. about 300 hopefuls are expected. there's a special cheerleader's event march 26th downtown. >> it's called making the cut. it's on march 26th at the sheraton. fans can watch and cheer on their favorites and we'll pick the squad there. >> there are 60 members of the squad. today's auditions begin at 9:30 a.m. for more information, go to and click the seen on tv tab. it says here, special note, fans from auditions, she always makes the squad. >> i like that the fans can get in on who cheers for them and their team. >> and a coed quad, you have to wonder why it'
Mar 26, 2011 6:00am EDT
church came from kansas to westminster in 2006 uninvited and revealed by many for their belief america's war dead are god's punishment for america's sins. >> god is punishing this nation, his weapon of choice is sending these children home dead from the battle. >> reporter: it was extra pain the funeral of matthew snider did not need. the family sued, the case ended up in the supreme court, free speech trumped personal hurt. >> eight justices don't have the common sense god gave a goat. >> reporter: this week james malakowski was killed in afghanistan. >> i never felt this much pain in my entire life. >> this recent tragedy put it on the map again. >> reporter: carroll county commissioners are looking to put more than 100 feet between a protest and a funeral. >> we've talked about numbers like 500 feet or a thousand feet. we certainly would like it to be, you know, with the full understanding of the need to respect people's right to free speech. we'd like it to be far enough to respect the privacy of folks going through a very difficult circumstances, obviously. >> reporter: if the cou
Mar 13, 2011 8:00am EDT
, different things ways. >> you can go to any field in america and you will hear different stories. people want to come here and make a life, but it's hard because sometimes you don't know anybody. this is a way to start a new life. >> the next showing will be at festival in san francisco. >>> turning now to basketball. it's not shaping up to be a good season for the area basketball teams. morgan state went score less for more than eight minutes in the second half. their hope for an automatic bid falls short. the bears lose 60-55. >>> march madness tournament starts this week, and we want to invite you to try your hand at the bracket challenge. you can challenge don, marty, mark, bob, bernadette, jessica, adam or me, plus radio personalities. just find the link under quick links at don't forget the first place to see which teams make the tournament is right here. you can watch the selection show tonight at 6 only right here on wjz. >>> you'll see a lot of green when the annual parade takes off, beginning at charles and center street. the st. patrick's parade that's been a part of
Mar 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
for the japanese who made america their new home. [ indiscernible ] >> even for the president, the japanese embassy is the closest soil to where the ground shook. >>> my main purpose is to communicate how heart broken the americans are over the tragedy. >> reporter: people are leaving their thoughts behind in the lobby. children made their thoughts known also. while these are small gestures, they add up. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: flowers and feels are all they're accepting. cash donations are directed to the red cross. >>> as part of wjz's continuing communitiy commitment, you can help by texting red cross. you can make a 10-dollar donation. you can also go to their website or call them. >>> a ucla student is leaving school after a video of her anding against asian people -- ranting against asian people goes viral. >> i'm about to reach an epiphany and then over here, oh! >> she says she'll no longer attend ucla because of threats caused by the video. the university won't discipline her, either. it's free speech, not hate speech. she's sense apologized. >>> when it comes to science, engine
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